House collapses overnight in Rodanthe

An unoccupied oceanfront house located at 24235 Ocean Drive in Rodanthe has collapsed overnight, per a Tuesday morning update from Chicamacomico Banks Fire & Rescue and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. “Unfortunately, there may be more houses that collapse onto Seashore beaches in the near future,” said David Hallac, Superintendent for the National Parks of Eastern North […]

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“Portsmouth Rises” at 2022 Homecoming…With Slide Show

Every two years, deserted Portsmouth Island comes alive with hundreds of descendants, friends, and visitors during a springtime event that honors the once-thriving village’s roots, and rekindles the island’s sense of community This event is the Portsmouth Island Homecoming, and photographer Don Bowers was at this year’s celebration to capture the action throughout the day. […]

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Disco ball to be installed at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse as part of restoration project

Project officials recently announced that a giant disco ball will be installed at the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse as part of a years-long renovation project to restore the historic structure to its former glory. Replacing the light at the top of the tower was always part of the multi-faceted restoration project, but initially, […]

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After 37 years of operation, Beach Pharmacy on Hatteras Island is changing hands

After a 46-year career, which includes 37 years on Hatteras Island, Beach Pharmacy owner Steve Evans is retiring in 2022, but he’s transferring his built-from-scratch pharmacy business to capable and close-to-home hands. Steve has a decades-long connection to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, (which entails local legends about his efforts to stay open after hurricanes), and […]

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South Ferry Channel’s aids to navigation temporarily discontinued due to excessive shoaling

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet announced on Tuesday that the configuration and maintenance of aids to navigation in the South Ferry Channel in Hatteras Inlet will be temporarily discontinued. Per the March 22 bulletin, significant shoaling exists between South Ferry Channel Buoy 4SF and South Ferry Channel Buoy 9SF, reducing channel depths to […]

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Brief power outage scheduled for Wednesday morning in Avon and the Tri-villages

The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) will require a brief planned power outage in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, and Avon on Wednesday, March 16, in order to do some maintenance work to the transmission system. A brief power outage also occurred on Tuesday morning, March 15, to allow CHEC to replace a three-pole structure between the Tri-villages and […]

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For the first time ever, Cape Hatteras National Seashore had more than 3 million visitors in 2021

For the first time in recorded history, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) had more than 3 million visitors in a single year, with a total of 3,099,113 million visitors reported as of November 30, 2021. The visitation totals for December 2021 are expected within the next week or two, but even without December’s visitors […]

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